20 Jun / 2017

…And You Thought Dad Jokes Were Bad: Bad Dads in History

…And You Thought Dad Jokes Were Bad

The rice chest in which the deposed prince died was likely about this size.

What do you celebrate on Fathers’ Day? Some people are lucky enough to have fantastic dads who were positive influences in their lives, but not everyone is so fortunate. For those, if they observe the holiday at all, they may simply give tribute to surviving and learning from the trials and tribulations they never wanted. With Fathers’ Day weekend wrapping up in the United States, co-hosts Eric Slyter and Curtis Bender discuss some terrible fathers from history you’ll be glad to not have in your family.


Abuse, torture, rape, murder, flaying and royal intrigue, our co-hosts cover all the horrifying details you’d expect to find related to awful fathers with power from history. From ruling fathers committing filicide (killing their own children) and influencing the line of succession in Russia and Korea (Joseon), to a professional man who fathered up to 75 children in his area without the mothers’ knowledge or consent (increasing the risk of giving those children a horrible inheritance through inbreeding), this episode has it all… just remember: no squeam allowed!


Join us through one of your favorite podcast services (iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and more) as we delve into this Horrific History episode and come back in two weeks when we discuss what can happen when you get too much of a good thing.


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